Bonnie Larson is an active philanthropist and civic leader in the Detroit area and has served the community for more than three decades. Bonnie has a particular passion for supporting and expanding the arts. At the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), she has served in multiple leadership roles since the 1980s, including her role as a docent and member of the Board of Trustees. Bonnie is also a prominent leader at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum, where she serves on the Board of Governors. Bonnie serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Community Foundation of Detroit. She is also a member of the Meridian International Arts and Culture Council at the Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Kids Kicking Cancer-Detroit and the Detroit Zoological Society. In addition, Bonnie is a founding board member and chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Edith and Eli Broad Museum at Michigan State University.
Recently, Bonnie was awarded the Lifetime Service Award by the Detroit Institute of Arts in recognition of her many years of service and support.
Bonnie graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in social science and history and a teaching certificate in secondary school education. She is the mother of three married children and grandmother of nine grandchildren. Currently, she resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and spends her winters in Naples, Florida. Bonnie enjoys extensive national and international travel, bridge, golf, music, art, shooting and sports.